We will build the Kartarpur corridor in time: Amit Shah

We will build the Kartarpur corridor in time: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah. PTI file photo

Notwithstanding tension between India and Pakistan in the wake of New Delhi's recent moves on Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Government remains committed to the Kartarpur Corridor project, Home Minister Amit Shah said.

“I also reiterate the commitment of Modi govt (Government) to complete the work on Kartarpur Sahib Corridor within the time frame,” Shah posted on Twitter after extending greetings on the occasion of the “Parkash Purab of Guru Granth Sahib Ji”. “May the light of Holy Guru Granth Sahib Ji continue to guide us and provide us with the strength to serve our nation better,” he tweeted on Saturday.

The “Kartarpur Corridor” was conceived to facilitate pilgrims from India to visit the final resting place of Sikhism's founder Guru Nanak in Pakistan without any hassle.

New Delhi and Islamabad had earlier agreed to open the corridor before the celebration of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak in November so that pilgrims from India could start visiting the holy shrine in Pakistan during the ceremony.

Though tension between India and Pakistan escalated in the wake of Modi Government's recent decisions to strip Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) of its special status and reorganize the state into two Union Territories, both New Delhi and Islamabad of late stated that they would remain committed to the Kartarpur Corridor project.

The officials of India and Pakistan on Friday held a meeting at the Zero Point on the border between the two neighbouring nations at Gurdaspur in Punjab. They discussed the technical issues related to the construction and management of the Kartarpur Corridor.